If you’re looking for easy warm-you-up chili recipes, you’re in the right place! These nourishing chili recipes are all made with real food ingredients and are so simple to throw together.
Perfect for bringing a little bit of cozy to your busy weeknights.
I don’t know about you but chili is one of my top comfort foods!
And when the cooler months hit, I crave all-things-cozy.
So it’s no wonder I find myself reaching for these 8 easy warm-you-up chili recipes over and over again. They’re so simple to throw together and make for such a satisfying meal. I gathered my most-loved chili recipes into one post, in case you’re craving something quick and cozy too.
They’re ideal for an intimate gathering, game day, a fall or Halloween party, or a weekday chili night. Add a big green salad and some warm muffins straight out of the oven and you’ve got the perfect fall or winter meal.
To me, chili is all about minimal prep with maximum flavor.
Drop a bunch of real-food ingredients into a slow cooker or instant pot.
Set your cook time.
And before you know it, dinner is ready.
Don’t miss the muffin recipes at the end. All easy to bake and perfect to pair with your favorite fall chilis and stews.
I hope you’ll make these comforting recipes soon. If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see! Now, let’s make some Easy Warm-You-Up Chili Recipes!
Can I freeze chili for later?
Yes, I love freezing leftover chili, soups & stews for quick lunches and dinners on the go.
My favorite method is to freeze in individual servings in mason jars.
Here’s a step-by-step for how to freeze in mason jars.
8 easy warm-you-up chili recipes
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, black beans, salsa, vegetable stock, cumin, smoked paprika and salt
Ingredients: chicken, tomato sauce, chili beans, chunky salsa, cumin, garlic and salt
Ingredients: ground turkey, pumpkin puree, chicken stock, tomato sauce, bell pepper, onion, cumin and other spices
Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, cumin, chipotle peppers, apples, tomato sauce, lime juice, and other seasonings
Ingredients: ground beef, butternut squash, mushrooms, tomato sauce, onion, olive oil, garlic powder, cumin and other spices
Ingredients: ground turkey, pumpkin puree, bell pepper, tomato paste, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, lime juice and other spices
Ingredients: beef, kidney beans, onion, bell pepper, fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, lime juice and salt
muffins to bake + serve with your chili
Ingredients: applesauce, apples, apple cider, eggs, almond flour (or oat flour), coconut oil, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder
Ingredients: chopped apples, applesauce, apple cider, oat flour, cornmeal, maple syrup, coconut oil, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
tools to make these easy warm-you-up chili recipes + sides
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- Slow Cooker Tuscan Pumpkin Soup
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